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Pocket Mirror / Bridge

Regular price $230.00 USD
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

It is a small mirror and can be used on a daily basis, such as putting in your bag when you go out. You will feel a little happier every time you take the mirror out of your bag.
Wajima-nuri is produced through more than 100 processes by the hands of craftsmen. Why don't you pick up the elegant and robust Wajima-nuri, which is a combination product of tradition and technique?

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:600 years ago / 1400AD / Muromachi period in Japan

Wajima-nuri is a type of lacquerware made in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is said that the process was almost the same as the current process during the mid-Edo period (1716-1736). Although it was mostly used for weddings and funerals, it has come to have artistic significance in modern times since its designation as a national traditional craft in 1975. It is known as a significant presence in the world of lacquerware in Japan.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Soichiro Kado / Kadochi Urushi
The fifth generation of the family was born in Wajima, Noto, where the family business of manufacturing Wajima-nuri lacquerware has been in existence for about 100 years. We manufacture and sell high-end Wajima lacquerware using authentic Wajima-nuri techniques. We also offer made to order request and repair services that take advantage of the good qualities of Wajima-nuri, and we still carry on the traditional techniques.

Craftsman Passion

"Confident to say that Wajima-nuri is the best lacquerware in Japan and the world"
I have been familiar with lacquerware since I was a child and have interacted with highly skilled craftsmen. The craftsmanship and the crafts they create is so beautiful that it can be considered a work of art, and they create it every day using traditional techniques that have been handed down for hundreds of years.

Achievement

Received the National Lacquer Industry Federation Chairman's Award


Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo


Measurement


Width:6.5cm
Depth:0.5cm
Height:7.5cm
Weight:20g

Material & Caution

Materials

Mirror
Wood
Lacquer

 

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about three Months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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